Juice It Up!, a premier raw juice bar and hand-crafted smoothie franchise, has claimed the 54th spot on Fast Casual’s 2015 Top 100 Movers and Shakers list, beating out several larger competitors including Jamba Juice. Released in May, FastCasual.com’s annual list names the industry’s top restaurant chains, trends and technologies that shape the fast casual segment. This prestigious ranking follows Juice It Up!’s recent announcement of the brand’s consecutive, month over month net sales growth, resulting in more than 50 percent sales increases over the past 25 months.
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, and with more than 80 locations open in five states, Juice It Up! is continuing its pursuit of steady expansion across the nation and is on track to add at least twenty additional stores by year-end. The brand is currently awarding a variety of franchise opportunities including area development, single unit, and non-traditional opportunities such as college campuses, airports and gyms across all U.S. regions.
‘This is a very exciting time of growth and innovation for the brand and being named as a top chain on Fast Casual’s Top 100 Movers and Shakers list is an honor, said Carol DeNembo, vice president of marketing for Juice It Up! ‘The recognition validates our shift to a stronger focus on our fresh, raw juice options, and we’re proud to say we’ve beat out some of our strongest competition in the smoothie category as well.
posted by Andrea Gonzalez